Tag: terrorism

On the Christchurch Massacre

Everything about this massacre appears to have been dedicated to one end: to create an act that was irreducibly political, one in which the ends were not consumed by the ghastly, nihilistic means.

Before the Next Massacre, by Christopher Houston

Cultural supremacism or shared ordinariness?

Exterminating the Other: The Christchurch massacre, Islamophobia, and settler colonialism

From frontier wars and Indigenous genocides to the global war on terror to mass shootings of synagogues and mosques, extra-legal and exceptionalist violence abounds where whiteness is structured in narratives of its own decline and even reversal.

Learning from Las Vegas, by John Hinkson

Autonomous mass killers—terrorism from within?

All that Melts…, by Alison Caddick

What does security—the necessity of being able to assume the contours of a relatively stable life-world—mean any more?

This Is not a Truck, by Micaela Sahhar

Misapprehending terror and recognising resistance in Palestine

Turnbull’s Response to Terror in Brussels

1 Apr 2016

In Turnbull's view, terrorists just appear and organise: all we can do is defend ourselves against them. We need good policy over time on social integration and, apart from this, strong security institutions. This is a war debate, or a debate by a society not wanting to think too much about relations with other cultures or institutional development. It is a debate constructed to win an election rather than seriously take hold of what is…

Paris, and the Caliphate, by Maher Mughrabi

From the ruins of the furnished apartment...

Something Worth Dying For? by Andy Blunden

Andy Blunden

13 Jun 2015

How we might understand the motivations and self-sacrifice of ‘foreign fighters’

Proportionality Lost, Australia’s New Counter-Terrorism Laws, by Spencer Zifcak

New law requires careful deliberation, particularly if it infringes on civil liberties. In this case, it didn't get it.

Outrage by Noam Chomsky

Manufactured outrage and the hypocrisy of the West

The Militarisation of Defence

The Defence White Paper assumes an aggressive posture and receives unprecedented funding